Grace Jones to publish memoir ‘I’ll Never Write My Memoirs’ in September

The autobiography will include tales about Andy Warhol, Arnold Schwarzenegger and more

Grace Jones has revealed the name of her new autobiography: I’ll Never Write My Memoirs.

The singer, actress and fashion icon recently signed a book deal with Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. The memoir will be published on September 29.

Jones famously claimed she would “never write my memoirs” in the song ‘Art Groupie’ but has now said she needs to write the book or “someone else would”.


Gallery Books says the 65-year-old planned to share stories from her time spent at Studio 54 as well as living with Jerry Hall during her model days, collaborating with Andy Warhol and acting with Arnold Schwarzenegger in Conan The Destroyer.

I’ll Never Write My Memoirs spans Jones’ beginnings as a model, her emergence as an icon of disco, her work with Andy Warhol and appearances on the silver screen opposite Roger Moore and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The Jamaican-born model/actress/singer came to the U.S. as a teenager and began working as a model at 17. She modelled in Paris for Yves Saint-Laurent and roomed with Jerry Hall before returning to New York to release three treasured disco albums, and later collaborated with Andy Warhol and became a regular face at Studio 54.

I’ll Never Write My Memoirs will be published on September 29. See the book’s cover below.


Jones has been confirmed as the support act for Paolo Nutini’s forthcoming Glasgow Summer Sessions gig.

The show takes place on Saturday, August 29 at Bellahouston Park. It will be Jones’s first Scottish performance since playing the Clyde Auditorium in 2009. 35,000 are expected to be in attendance to see the 66-year-old and the Paisley-born Nutini.

Grace Jones performing live

Commenting on the booking, Geoff Ellis, CEO of DF Concerts & Events said: “Grace Jones is an international music icon; her career has spanned over 4 decades, 10 albums, multiple hits and collaborations with some of the world’s biggest stars. It’s going to be one hell of a live show at Glasgow Summer Sessions.”

Jones is also due to perform at Festival Number 6 this September. The Welsh event’s line-up includes Belle & Sebastian, Kate Tempest and Ghostpoet.